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Designation: New Mexico Scenic & Historic Byway
Fees: There are no fees along the byway proper.
Length, One-Way: 31 Miles (51.67 Kilometers)
Time: 30-60 Minutes

General Information

Description - The Abo Pass Trail is a unique highway route which showcases the natural beauty and historic significance of New Mexico. The Route is located within Socorro, Torrance, and Valencia counties and connects the Salt Missions Trail and El Camino Real Scenic Byways. This route was an important segment of a Native American trade route first established in 1450 A.D. The route eventually became part of a trade corridor which linked the Pueblos and the Plains Indians to El Camino Real and a network of trails throughout the Southwest. The byway offers one of the few remaining pristine and panoramic views of the Manzano Mountains, as well as unspoiled open spaces and a national wildlife refuge. Those traveling the byway can also see traditional rural lifestyles that have been maintained in small communities along the byway.

Attractions - The Abo Pass Trail is known for it's Historical, Natural and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : From Albuquerque go south on NM 47, past Bosque Farms and Los Lunas to Belen. Just west of Belen, at milepost 19 on NM 47 the byway begins. Follow NM 47 southeast until the junction with US 60. Follow US 60 to the junction with NM 55, where you can head north toward Albuquerque again, or south to Gran Quivira. However, the byway ends at milepost 195 on US 60.

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Additional Information:
New Mexico Scenic Byways - New Mexico boasts numerous scenic byways and historic trails, six of which are national level byways. Billy the Kid Trail, El Camino Real, Historic Route 66, Jemez Mountain Trail, Santa Fe Trail and Turquoise Trail are all National Scenic Byways in New Mexico.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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